2012 GLOBAL EXPEDITION PANGEA LT LIFTING ROOF ON FORD F550
( 478 days ago )
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Member since November 2016
Location: Sun Valley, Idaho
Contact: Barry Miller at 406-223-3175
The GXV factory just completed remounting this Pangea on a rare very low mileage, exceptionally fresh 2001 Ford F550 XL that was owned by Florida government entity with only 26,000+/- miles since new, with the legendary 7.3 diesel (called the million-mile motor) during the final years before def fluids, catalytic converters were required. This vehicle can burn high sulfur fuel in Mexico and South America and is ready to travel the world without disabling emission equipment.
This Ford replaced the Mitsubishi truck the camper was originally fitted on with numerous advantages including nearly 100 hp gain, easier servicing thru Ford dealers, much lower repair costs.
The factory spent the summer reengineering the remount, fabricated a small pass/wiggle thru and checked camper systems. I spent $200,000 on it.
My plan was to use it for the next few years hunting and exploring, but at age 73 I m not travelling the extreme places I used to so this camper greatly exceeds my needs for luxury and ruggedness. Thus, I will offer it to someone who can use it as it was designed. I will probably get another Tiger Bengal or other “lighter duty” camper.
With the lowered roof this vehicle drives with much more stability in winds and corners than high profile vehicles. It can cruise at 75 mph and climbs mountain passes at freeway speeds. I have owned and enjoyed 4 Tigers (a Malayan and 3 Bengals}; an XP Camper, and, originally, an Alaskan. This GXV is in a league by itself in terms of ruggedness, insulation and use of marine components vs RV parts.
The Pangea is a marvel of engineering. Even in the lowered position the camper can be entered thru the pass thru or split rear door and the dinette and the bathroom accessed
This is the actual vehicle shown on GXV’s website when it was mounted on a Mitsubishi Fuso truck.
Details and specs:
Truck condition – 9/10
Camper condition – 8/10 used but still fresh
GXV Structural Composite Sandwich Panel Expedition Body
Wall Panels: 90mm thickness (3.5 )
Body Length: 14 6
Body Width: 82
Rear of Pangea-LT squared off for greater storage
Lowered Entry Door integrated into body panels
Manual Entry step
Rear-Mount Spare Tire
Energy efficient LED marker lights
Exterior Accessible Underbed Storage Compartment, with large L & R doors
Dual pane Glass Windows
Low-profile skylight with integrated blind and insect screen, 25 x 25
Upper and Lower Cabinets
Stainless Steel Sink with Single Lever Faucet
Fagor Induction Cooktop, Single Burner
Vitrifrigo 2-Drawer Stainless Steel Marine Refrigerator/Freezer
2-person Dining Booth, converts to additional sleeping area for 1
Adjustable Slate Table
2-Storage Drawers below bed area
Wet Bath with Shower & Thetford Cassette Toilet
Teak floor and bench
UTILITIES & TECHNICAL
Control Panel for Systems Management and Monitoring
12v with 120v with Shore Power Inlet and Interior Outlets
Solar Panels new Solbian marine-grade 280A/H
Automatic Circuit Breakers for all 12v DC and AC Circuits
400 amp hour Lithionics Lithium Battery
Webasto Dual Top Integrated Heater
Cabin Heater up to 8kw
Heating/cooling vents for upper bed area and main cabin
Fresh Water Supply, 40 gallon mounted within insulated cabin
Gray Water Tank, 22 gallon
PEX Water Piping installed within cabin envelope
Fire & smoke detector
Cabinets: Aluminum, powder-coat
Dining Cushions: Faux Leather/Leather
Outback Systems 2800w Voltage Inverter/Charger for AC Power, 120v or 240v
Air Conditioner, 1200 Btu, Under-bed
What GXV Says About the Pangea
Ship the Fuso Cab-Height Pangea-LT Lifting Roof Expedition Vehicle in a container to your next world travel destination. When in the lowered driving position, its sleek size provides aerodynamics and increased fuel economy. When stopped for the night, raise the roof to expose hard-side walls and dual-paned glass windows, which provide excellent insulation and protection from the outside elements.
Equipped with a large kitchen, 2-person dining (which makes into an auxiliary sleeping area), permanent sleeping for 2, and a wet-bath, the Pangea-LT Lifting Roof provides all amenities for world class travel. Cabin heat and hot water are provided with a diesel-fueled hydronic heater which also pre-heats the truck engine in cold weather.
2001 Ford F550
Standard cab with pass-thru to camper
Factory 19.5 dual rear wheels
7 Goodyear 14-ply 622 RSD Commercial mud/snow tires; 245/70R/19.5
Total Miles: 32,500+ (mileage will rise with my continued use)